Friday, September 02, 2011

The Big Stick Speech

"A good many of you are probably acquainted with the old proverb, 'Speak softly and carry a big stick — you will go far.' If a man continually blusters, if he lacks civility, a big stick will not save him from trouble, and neither will speaking softly avail, if back of the softness there does not lie strength, power."

-- Vice President Theodore Roosevelt at the Minnesota State Fair, September 2, 1901.

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